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Aug
13
comment How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?
RE: WiFi comments. Yes, we use WiFi but I don't understand what would cause this problem to occur for only 1 hour of the day, always at the specified time, every single day. I will try to directly plug into the router, though and see if that helps. I should have tried that first but I didn't think about it since our WiFi has worked great, otherwise. Of course, the ideal (for me) would be to give up WiFi, but that would involve getting our house wired, plus, some of these devices don't have a way to directly wire into them. (iPhone, iPads, Apple TV... yes, we are an Apple house.)
Aug
13
revised How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?
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Aug
13
asked How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?
Jul
25
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
accepted What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Jul
20
awarded  Constituent
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Yes, I am aware of how they operate. I'm honestly not sure much water got into the system (miraculously). It sat in the puddle for no more than 5 seconds, and I didn't feel any water moving back and forth, nor did anything drain out of it. Still, it took a nasty fall and has quite a gash in the aluminum.
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Well, the odd thing is the sector has worked fine for a week. These images change out pretty frequently (I also have a thunderbolt display), so I see the same image at least twice a day. When it showed up as my background this morning, I saw the artifacting, but not before.
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Thanks for the additional information. I did run a disk verification, and it checked out. The odd thing is that this file wasn't corrupt until today. Everything has been working fine until now. Also, I have an SSD, not a HDD. Should that make any difference? Is there a chance that the SSD is sealed better?
Jul
20
comment What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
It was in a sleep state (since it was closed) and, yes, I have an SSD. I forgot to mention that.
Jul
20
asked What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jul
3
revised Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
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Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Also, I am aware of the bit with the ActiveX components. (I've even developed a few.) What I don't understand is why detecting the need for new updates takes forever and doesn't appear to be doing anything when you run diagnostics on your PC in the middle of the process. Best answer is probably that the PC has sent information to MS and MS puts it in a queue, and analyses it before sending you a list of updates. I was, however, curious if any one knew the facts of the process. Thanks for your response though.
Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
FYI, this was an install from the Win XP with SP3 iso, onto a VM. So there were no further service packs. That there are, were over 120 Critical Updates and (I think) around 40 recommended updates. This is the most current iso that is available on the MSDN.
Jul
3
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Yes, I think that would make since, however, I step through this process in some form or another (considering the various OSes) about once a year. Still, I've been doing this the days of Windows 98 and this just seems to be a part of Windows life. I'm not really looking for a solution, more an explanation of why the detection process takes so long.
Jul
2
asked Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?
Jun
20
revised How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
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Jun
20
accepted How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
Jun
20
revised How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?
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